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What Will The Establishment Republicans Do On Amnesty?

Time to put on the amateur pundit hat and ask that question.  There’s been a lot of speculation and pessimistic predictions about the Republicans funding Obama’s amnesty and giving up the fight before it starts.  So what are the Establishment Republicans going to do on amnesty, and on anything else for the next two years?  That’s simple.  They’re going to do anything they damn well want.

It’s not that it’s going to work out for them in the end, or conservatives either.  It’s just that they have, in their minds, been wholly validated in 2014.  They beat us pesky conservatives their way.  They used any number of sleazy moves, monetary advantages, and dirty tricks to get themselves through their primaries, and yet in typical fashion the conservatives fell into line and voted to put them back into power.  Sadder still, no small number of us knew exactly what would happen when the Republicans recaptured Congress and the Establishment remained in control, but Harry Reid!!! and all that.   So if you’re one of them and still came out on top despite pulling crap like Mississippi on your own voters, what would you be thinking right now?  That’s right.  You’re validated and the conservatives are your noisy but cooperative vote serfs again.

So what will they do on amnesty now that they believe the big money donors who want it are the only people in need of tending?  What they’re doing right now.  Make some token noise and fund it, otherwise they risk a government shutdown and the crony gravy train stops that way.  Then, after two years of betrayals, folding, and Boehner specials occurring in both chambers, 2016 will come along and the Presidential campaign begins.  The whole “You must help us take the White House because <fill in the blank with some greater good, probably judges> or you’re a whiny non-true conservative unpatriotic whatever!” rears its ugly head and if we do what we’ve always done, we’ll make excuses and fall into line yet again.

The solution is simple.  You possess exactly one thing the Establishment cannot replace and that they currently don’t have to earn, namely your vote.  If they get your vote without question, they won’t do what you want and don’t have to care that you’re mad at them.  If you simply stay home, they get to feed from the federal trough as the minority party and make their careers that way.  The calls are just noise, registering Independent doesn’t matter because you still vote Republican, and the donations you no longer give them can be made up by groups like the Chamber of Commerce.  You’re going to have to start aggressively voting to sort sides.

The Establishment has to be gone and their successors need to see that you’ll vote to remove them if they become vile enough regardless of what it takes.  If the primaries aren’t enough, and they’ve gotten good at short-circuiting them, you’ll have to take it to the general election.  Either vote to get rid of them, or run an actual conservative candidate as a real choice and vote for them instead of the two Democrats battling one another.  The Democrats winning or losing seats makes no difference so long as the parties bear no practical distinction from one another.  Sort sides, and you start getting that distinction by putting all of your political opponents on the side that isn’t yours.

Anything else is the definition of insanity, and we’re all seeing how that’s working out in record time.  I’ve already used this theory on Gillespie so I’m not just hypothesizing here.  Short of a better solution, the alternative is more of the same.

 

One Small Consideration About Fake Opposition

Well, the executive amnesty happened (sort of) and the only reactions I’ve seen to it so far are a lot of rhetoric and some lawsuits. In other words, status quo opposition to the overreach.  Since no few Republicans wanted to see an amnesty anyway, a good chunk of it is likely fake opposition, theater put on for the benefit of the rubes that thought electing them this time would be any more effective than all the others.

There is one small consideration to put out there before this is said and done.  Amnesty is a huge line to cross.  If and most likely when the Republicans blow it or betray us again, how many other people are going to start thinking outside the box to change the status quo?  Granted, things like my vote against Rove ally Gillespie to sort all my enemies on the other side is a minority opinion at this point in time, but how long will it stay that way?

It’s something the go along to get along sorts should consider.  Nothing says our resistance has to stop at the primaries, or that our cooperation is obligatory.  Some few of us know that now.  What happens when enough of us do?

McCain Comments On A Presidential Election

Perhaps he should run in one first before he tries to impart some ‘wisdom’ in that regard.  Whatever it was he was doing in 2008 wasn’t a Presidential campaign.  Yet enough people seem to keep reporting on him, so he keeps talking.

His latest words of wisdom are about how we need to pass amnesty in order to beat Hillary in 2016.  Should we really be taking any sort of Presidential race advice from this guy?  It’s like listening to Karl Rove tell us how to retain Congress.  He might want to be concerned about things like Mississippi and whether or not the Republicans will still have a base in 2016, because that’s less than certain at this point.

Border Crisis Roundup 7/8/2014

There is a crisis going on at the border and there’s plenty of news about it today.

1.)  When you’re losing MSNBC and Democrats are turning on you about the border…just keep ignoring it.  It is Obama after all, flaming ideologue in all his miserable glory.  He doesn’t want to visit the border, because what he wants to happen already is and details like conditions on the ground are for the little people.  It remains to be seen if his own party or media supporters eventually realize this.

2.)  Boehner still thinks there’s a good chance for an amnesty bill.  They’re using the usual codespeak of ‘comprehensive immigration reform’ but that’s the bottom line of it.  All of this mess at the border, the golden opportunity to actually differentiate themselves from Obama the First just begging to be taken, and they’re still being second fiddle.  If you’re not yet convinced that at least the leadership has to go at all costs in November, here’s another reminder as to why.

3.) It’s a bit on the old news side and on the back burner in the face of everything else, but the home countries of all our new ‘guests’ get money from them.  In some instances, it’s a significant part of the home country’s GDP.  What happens if we stopper the flow of cash?  No one in either party in Washington cares to know.

Same plan as always.  First change the Republicans into a real opposition, then stop the Democrats.  After Cochran there’s no cause to see the Establishment for anything other than what it is and continue supporting them any longer.